What does surface water mean?

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  1. surface water(Noun)

    Water collecting on the ground or in a stream, river, lake, sea or ocean, as opposed to groundwater.


  1. Surface water

    Surface water is water collecting on the ground or in a stream, river, lake, wetland, or ocean; it is related to water collecting as groundwater or atmospheric water. Surface water is naturally replenished by precipitation and naturally lost through discharge to evaporation and sub-surface seepage into the ground. Although there are other sources of groundwater, such as connate water and magmatic water, precipitation is the major one and groundwater originated in this way is called meteoric water.

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  1. surface water

    Water found on the surface of the earth.

    Surface water is found on the surface of the earth (not underground or in the atmosphere), for example in rivers, seas, lakes, reservoirs, etc


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of surface water in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of surface water in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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